In the sky, a cold glint flashed in Ji Xuan's eyes as he stared at the thunderbolts surrounding Mu Chen. His eyes narrowed as he thought of Mu Chen's prior statement. However, he twisted his mouth into a sardonic smirk as he replied, "Oh, really?"
Clearly, he did not believe that Mu Chen also possessed the Sovereign Sea. After all, no matter how astonishing an encounter he had, it was impossible to advance from the First Grade of the Spirit Disaster to summoning the Sovereign Sea in merely an hour.
However, in the face of Ji Xuan's sarcasm and condescension, Mu Chen did not say anything more. Instead, he smiled slightly, his expression turning glacially cold. A chilling glint flashed in his thunderous eyes while his hands conjured up seals!
A red pillar of light suddenly burst into the sky from the crown of Mu Chen's head. Simultaneously, a palpably demonic force pervaded the heavens and earth, as if a primordial, ferocious beast was about to be born.
Everyone looked up at the scene.
Inside the red pillar of light, the gargantuan Demon Pillar stood quietly. The surface of the Demonic Pillar was well-worn and had traces of the vicissitudes of life. It was impossible to tell what could have inflicted the hideous marks, but it was also conceivable that in primordial times, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar most likely had gone through terrible and bloody battles.
On top of the Demonic Pillar, some strange patterns could be seen, such as chains entangled around the surface of the pillar, as if they were binding the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
These patterns were naturally the seals that Mu Chen called upon from the "Immortal Page" within his body.
After all, the demonic aura of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar was too strong, and previously it had been impossible for Mu Chen to control it. Hence, he could only seal it away.
However, it was time for the seal… to be broken.
A cold glint flashed in Mu Chen's eyes, and he moved immediately, appearing before the Great Meru Demonic Pillar, conjuring a seal with one hand and then dealing a blow to the Demonic Pillar.
A wave emanated from Mu Chen's palm and then spread out. The "Immortal Page" hidden within his aurasea suddenly gave out a slight hum. A dark purple glow bloomed and surged out from Mu Chen's palm.
A faint voice rang in Mu Chen's heart.
The dark purple light patterns on the surface of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar swiftly melted away.
With the melting of the seal, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar suddenly trembled sharply and violently. The huge Demonic Pillar, which was originally a hundred feet tall, had expanded rapidly without Mu Chen's control. Looking at it from a distance, it seemed it could reach up to the sky. The terrifying demonic power that emanated from the Demonic Pillar increased in sharp bursts, painting the heavens and earth a crimson red.
At the sight of the fierce burst of demonic power, many hearts trembled in fear.
Even the Chiefs of the Spiritual Academies in the sky were slightly unnerved by this terrible force.
Chief Tai Cang looked at the scene, a glint of surprise flashing in his somber eyes, as he murmured, "Is he intending to break the seal of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar? This primordial evil artefact is definitely not easy to control…"
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar was once the most precious treasure of the Demonic Dragon Palace. Chief Tai Cang was somewhat knowledgeable in this. Hence, he knew its power very well. If the Demonic Dragon Palace could restore the Great Meru Demonic Pillar to its original state, even if the Northern Heaven Spiritual Academy had the assistance of the Northern Sea Dragon, it would be difficult for them to win.
Now that the Great Meru Demonic Pillar had landed in Mu Chen's possession, could he truly wield it with his current ability? With such an evil artefact, the moment he lost control of it, he would likely be devoured by its power.
Everyone gazed at the monstrous Demonic Pillar in the sky.
After he had broken the seal, Mu Chen looked up and gazed at the huge Demonic Pillar before him. The surface of the pillar appeared as if it had scarlet cracks, which appeared to be in the form of the mouth of the devil. The unceasing spitting of appalling waves of demonic force revealed the most terrifying side of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
Mu Chen moved and immediately appeared at the top of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
However, just as he landed, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar trembled violently. A fierce demonic force transformed into a beam of blood-red light, sweeping towards him directly. Such an evil artefact could not be tamed easily, and with its legendary origins, such a powerful evil would possess its own intelligence. Mu Chen had sealed it previously. Hence, it could only lurk silently, but now that the seal had been broken, it naturally would be unwilling to let Mu Chen control it.
Facing the possibility of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar devouring him, Mu Chen snorted coldly. It was clear that he had expected this to happen. Stomping his feet heavily, the dark purple light patterns spread quickly along the soles of his feet. As the lines spread, the terrifying demonic aura suddenly diminished like a weakening tide.
Despite the Great Meru Demonic Pillar being aggressive and brutal, the "Immortal Page" within Mu Chen's body possessed the power to curb and restrain it.
As it was subjected to Mu Chen's counter-attack, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar appeared to restrain itself, and no longer dared to devour Mu Chen.
"Now that you are obedient, let me borrow all your strength!"
Mu Chen felt the Great Meru Demonic Pillar quiet down. He smiled as he immediately sat down directly atop of the Demonic Pillar. As he lifted his hands lightly, scarlet demonic force soared to the sky, and materialized into a beam of scarlet light, enveloping Mu Chen.
An endless stream of demonic force poured into Mu Chen's body, and finally, rushed into the aurasea within him like a ferocious dragon.
After the seal of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar had been broken, it became apparent that it was more fierce than when it had been sealed, and the power of the demonic force was far greater than it had ever been in the past.
The fierce and vast demonic force constantly poured into the aurasea, and the entire aurasea turned scarlet red. As its capacity gradually reached its limit, a sense of pain quietly poured in.
In the face of this sharp and immense pain, however, Mu Chen still remained motionless as he triggered the demonic force of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar to continuously surge into his aurasea.
As the severe pain surged, the pressure of the demonic force could no longer be accommodated in the aurasea. This resulted in a slight distortion at the central point of the aurasea. When the distortion reached its extreme, a small black spot emerged, barely noticeable, but a strange fluctuation emanated from it. Within the tiny black spot, it was as if a strange little realm was hidden in it.
When that little black spot appeared, a terrible suction force burst out of it, and suddenly the demonic force inside the aurasea roared before being swallowed up entirely by that small black spot.
In a short time, the aurasea became empty again, without even the slightest spiritual energy lingering within.
Atop the Demonic Pillar, Mu Chen's body trembled slightly. He looked up at the distant sky, directing a smile towards Ji Xuan, who had been staring at him coldly. He then rose up, his hands slowly spreading out.
The space behind Mu Chen suddenly appeared distorted, and in that space distortion, it seemed that an ocean of blood was emerging. It also resembled a vast sea of spiritual energy, but the spiritual energy of this ocean was painted crimson red like blood. It looked extremely gory.
Countless people were looking at the blood red ocean in the twisted space behind Mu Chen, as fear flashed in their eyes.
The Sovereign Sea!
"Brother Mu Chen actually summoned the Sovereign Sea?" Yu Xi looked at the scene before her and exclaimed in surprise.
Ye Qingling and the others also had expressions of unimaginable shock. After all, Mu Chen only had the ability of the First Grade of the Spirit Disaster before entering the Mirror of Judgment, but now, he advanced a sudden step to the extent of summoning the Sovereign Sea. Wasn't that too terrifying?
Ling Xi shook her head gently as she stated softly, "That's not the Sovereign Sea that Mu Chen summoned. He only summoned a 'Sovereign Origin' in his aurasea, then filled it with the demonic power of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. However, this power does not truly belong to him, thus it has its limits and cannot last for long. The Sovereign Sea can only exist for a short period of time before it will dissipate, but that should be his purpose."
The aforementioned Sovereign Origin was the original form of the Sovereign Sea, but in order to form the true Sovereign Sea, it was necessary to perfect it with one's own spiritual energy. Now, Mu Chen did not have sufficient time to do so, so he employed another approach. Lending the power of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar and infusing it with the Sovereign Origin could form a false Sovereign Sea.
However, Mu Chen did not care if the Sovereign Sea was real or false at this point. He just needed the power.
Once he possessed the Sovereign Sea, all of Ji Xuan's advantages would vanish thoroughly.
With the Ennea Rune Lightning Physique and the power of the Sovereign Sea, right now Mu Chen could be counted as truly invincible under the Sovereign-level.
The tumultuous waves of the scarlet sea rolled in the twisted space as Mu Chen slowly lifted his head. He looked at Ji Xuan, who was at a distance, his expression somber. The corners of Mu Chen's mouth twisted into a cold smirk as he reached out his hand, lightly bending it, and pointed to Ji Xuan.
The young man planted his feet on the massive Demonic Pillar. His eyes, one scarlet, the other with flashing thunderbolts, were as dark as the thunder wrapped around him.
An unspeakable aura of oppression slowly permeated the arena. The pressure surpassed that of Ji Xuan's, appearing to be even stronger!
Currently, Mu Chen was akin to a vengeful god full of murderous intent as he intimidated everyone in the arena.